Retirement Properties in St Albans

Discover more about senior living in St Albans and find the right retirement housing for you.

Retire to St Albans

a large building with a fence around it with St Albans Cathedral in the background


A historic cathedral city nestles near the heart of Hertfordshire

St Albans is a place that’s steeped in history, has plenty to do and is surrounded by a variety of delights and attractions. It also offers its fair share of shopping options and amenities, along with great cultural events and happenings that occur all year round. This makes it a fantastic choice for your retirement and in one of our retirement homes in St Albans you’ve got the perfect place to make the most of it all.

McCarthy Stone Developments in St Albans



One of the most famous attractions in St Albans is the stunning Cathedral and Abbey Church. The building itself is a mix of both Norman and Gothic architecture and dates back to around the 8th century. Visitors are welcome, but it’s still a working church and holds regular services for worshippers and tourists alike.

Another big draw for St Albans is the Verulamium Museum and accompanying nearby Roman Theatre. The museum brings to life the history of the ancient Roman city which once stood there and is brimming with treasures and artefacts from this fascinating period in time. The Roman Theatre is just a stone’s throw from the museum and is the only visible example of such ruins in the whole country. 

a clock tower in a town square


While the cathedral might dominate in terms of landmarks, there’s a wealth of other great historical sites to visit. There’s the Clock Tower, which is the country’s only medieval town belfry, the St Albans Museum and Gallery that details the secrets of the city and Redbournbury Mill, a fully restored watermill dating back to the 1700s.

These are only a few examples of the wonderful sights that can be found near our retirement homes in St Albans, but if you’d like to take in as much as you can when your friends and family visit, there are guided tours available. Such heritage walks are a great way for you to see the best of what St Albans has to offer, all while learning lots of interesting facts and stories about this popular place. 

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When you move into one of our retirement homes in St Albans you’ll quickly begin to recognise and enjoy the real community feel of this cathedral city. The people here are known for their laid back but cosmopolitan approach to life. This is well reflected in the mix of serene but vibrant areas that can be found in the city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods. 

With a thriving cultural life, St Albans has regular concerts and theatre productions held at venues such as Trestle Arts Base and the Abbey. There are numerous local clubs and teams for sports such as football, cricket, gymnastics and rugby. 

a large building with a green lawn with Knebworth House in the background


Living at our retirement homes in St Albans means you can also make the most of the surrounding area. As well as quick commuter links to London, Hertfordshire is on your doorstep and is home to beautiful countryside and even more top attractions and sights. There’s Knebworth House, the de Havilland Aircraft Museum and stately homes like Gorhambury House. 

Nearby Heartwood Forest is a popular place in which to take a stroll and cycle around with over half a million trees in its wide, sprawling woodland. You can easily get there by train, car or bus, and what’s more, there’s even more history within the woods such as archaeological trenches that showed evidence of late Iron Age activity.  

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